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Geothermal Energy Exploration at Newberry

Newberry Volcano has been explored as a potential source for geothermal energy for more than three decades. High temperatures have been encountered, but fluid production has been inadequate for generating power. In fall of 2012, a deep well will be the focus of an enhanced geothermal systems experiment to open fractures beneath the volcano and test whether water circulated down the hole can be heated and brought to the surface to produce energy.